Anticipation of the birth of their daughter in 1989 inspired John and Loretta to find a larger, antique home, once known as "The Wayside", in Canton.  The attraction to Canton was the spacious, rural atmosphere of the town, the small school, the lake and the midway location for commutes to jobs.  Loretta is honored to work with this great committee and to contribute in a small way to this worthwhile project for our town.  She is the owner of Specialty Cut Flowers and a Library Assistant and Preschool Storytime Coordinator at Ludden Memorial Library in Dixfield.

Anne Chamberlin

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Brian Keene

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Julie’s Grandfather, John T. Lindley, acquired the farm overlooking the lake in the 1920’s. He owned and operated Lindley’s Drug Store (now Canton Variety) until the late 1950’s. Julie has always had a keen interest in the history of the town, and since she spent much of her life in Canton, it has always felt like a second home.  She and Doug moved to town full-time in 2015. Julie works for the Northeast Document Conservation Center (www.nedcc.org) as Marketing Manager and telecommutes from Canton.


A chance encounter at a Photography Meeting in Auburn opened up the opportunity to buy property in Canton.  It seemed like a great idea.  And it was.  She and her husband Rene bought the property and began living in Canton in 2013.  Even though there are no historical connections to Canton, Canton feels like home.  She was the Project Manager to save the Grange/Mason building to become the new home for the Canton Historical Society and then they elected her President.  And as a member of the Recreation Department, Phyllis has also been able to plan fun events where people of all ages get together with friends, family and other community members.  Working with and helping plan the Bicentennial it proving to be a fun project.


Liz’s great-uncle and his wife purchased a camp on Lake Shore Drive in Canton in the 1940s.  Liz’s father talked often about his visits to the camp, but it wasn’t until after her father passed away that she had an opportunity to visit the town.  What started as a summer vacation resulted in Liz relocating to Canton in 2014.  A lover of history and a good celebration, Liz didn’t hesitate when given the opportunity to help plan Canton’s Bicentennial.  She looks forward to getting to know her neighbors and researching and sharing Canton’s rich history.


Kathy has a strong desire to preserve and share the history of Canton.  She is currently the Deputy Clerk in the Town Office and has lived in Canton her entire life.  She is married with a teenage daughter.